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Samsung CLP600 - wants me to install a transfer belt

Samsung CLP600 printer, shortly after changing black toner, says INSTALL TRANSFER BELT even though I haven't removed the existing one. Any ideas?

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  • buck65 Mar 31, 2008

    Good thought -- but I don't think I've changed anything at all. It's nowhere near 50,000 copies -- probably not even 2500 so far since I've owned it. How can I make sure the belt is in place? I'm trying to find the sensor for it...perhaps it is dusty.

  • andrewksu Sep 09, 2008

    Same deal, new transfer belt results in same error and no printing,

  • willybfree Sep 17, 2008

    same problem...bought and installed new transfer belt and error message continues.."install transfer belt"...any ideas how to fix this????

  • dongphamp Oct 15, 2008

    Hello, I have the same problem, got "install tranfer belt" and dont know how to fix, hope someone can show me the best way to solve the problem, please help !


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  • akrama Apr 29, 2009

    I have this problem, I have samsung clp-600n. I have just replaced the transfer belt on the printer but the displays display show to replace the belt. what am I doing wrong?



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"install transfer belt" message" appeared right after black toner was relpaced with a non samsung toner(new chip too)--installation of new transfer belt did not solve problem--- i went back and reinstalled the original samsung chip into the toner cartridge---the "install transfer belt" message is gone and the printer works but has a "low toner" message----i guess i learned my lesson the hard way---anyone in the market for a new transfer belt???........wj

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

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Dave you rock! after being frustrated by Samsung's tech support chat for hours and many months leaving the printer alone due to this install transfer belt error, i followed your advise and viola! worked. Now I am stuck with a new belt that I did not need. However, I will still leave the new belt in there as i have had this printer since 2006 and its been working great for me until the error message.

Thanks for sharing your solution.

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Cartridge chips were not subject, the setting and it was
Thanks Mr. Bons

Posted on Jul 17, 2012

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    diegoguerrer Jul 17, 2012

    Cartridge chips were not subject, the setting and it was
    Thanks Mr. Bons


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After suffering thru this problem for 2yrs, i think I just found the answer.
I just refilled all my colors (red/blue/yellow), and immediately got the "install transfer belt" error.

1 the manual says that a transfer belt is bad only if it says "Replace Transfer Belt" (if it says "Install Transfer Belt" it thinks the belt is NOT installed!)

2. I painstakingly went thru every inch of changes I had made to the printer since last running it.
I had replaced toner and sensors in the 3 colors, and ahd removed/reinstalled the transfer belt.

At every step I checked the unit (closed door and tried again). This took a long time.

I found that ONE of the counter PCB's (the tiny PCB that you get with a refill kit) was in slightly crooked in its mount. I straightened this and pushed it up to the top of it's slot. THAT fixed it!!

So my guess is this - if your chip isn't perfectly aligned in the sensor slot for it, the unit gets a false read on it, and won't allow you to go forward.

I'm a bit baffled as to why it would show the Transfer Belt error, but that did it for me!

HOpe this helps!!

Posted on Nov 17, 2011

  • Stephen Walburn Nov 18, 2011

    Wow! great reply Dave. I've been struggling with Install Transfer Belt for a couple of hours, just pushed the chip up in the new magenta cartridge I put in and it works!

  • Jim Schwendinger Dec 03, 2011

    Dave, you rock ! I was tearing my hair out and in desperation, checked the chip contacts on the new black toner cartridge I just installed - lo and behold, it was slipping up and not making contact ! I carefully bent the plastic housing a tiny bit to keep the sensor contacts in place, popped it back in, closed the covers and tada ! It works !
    Thank you so much !


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You may try this manual online

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

We have this printer at work and the message "INSTALL TRANSFER BELT" appears every time we change a cartridge. I have since found out that it is because the sensor is not aware that the side is shut. You have to push the handle in (the one used to open the side with the cartridges) as far as it will go to alert the sensor that the side has been shut and the transfer belt is installed and in place.

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Normally the transfer belt is good for an approximation of 50000 copy before need replacement .....Maybe the transfer belt is misplaced check if it's correctly place...

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